Volvo XC70 This wagon/SUV crossover offers the capabilities of an SUV without SUV size.

Torque Converter?

Old 06-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
Default Torque Converter?

I am the proud owner of a 2000 XC 70. I bought it from a dealer with 90K on it. It now has 155,000 miles. I started to notice a vibration during lazy upshifts and downshifts. This only happens at highway speeds. I brought it to the dealer and first they said it was the angle gear. They replaced it to the tune of $3000. Vibration still exists. I brought it back to the dealer and the tech said it was probably the drive shaft to the rear wheels. When I dropped it off to have the driveshaft rebuilt, they told me that their head technician believed it was not the drive shaft but the torque converter. And while they are changing the torque converter, we might as well rebuild the transmission. Not being able to afford this job, I wanted to try to confirm what the problem is. I removed the driveshaft and found that the vibration went away. I looked at the engine mounts as well. The torque strut bushing was completely shot, so I changed it. I also changed the front engine mount. I am now experiencing a hesitation when the car is accelerating. I am thinking that the torque converter is slipping. Maybe the head technician was right afterall. I changed the tranny fluid hoping that would help. It is less pronounced now but still hesitates, almost like a misfire. My question is:

Am I stupid to change the torque converter without servicing the transmission?

Thanks for any advice you can give.

Old 06-24-2008, 08:29 AM
Psaboic's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SW, WA
Posts: 2,225
Default RE: Torque Converter?

Have you done a tune up lately to the vehicle? A hesitation during acceleration could be a transmission issue, but it could also be due to worn spark plugs, clogged air filter, old fuel filter, etc....
Old 02-17-2011, 12:36 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
Default Torque Converter

Found my old was not the torque was bad inner and outer tie rod ends that would shake when shifting. Tirewall
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Volvo 850
05-01-2012 08:17 AM
General Volvo Chat
10-17-2008 07:42 AM
General Volvo Chat
10-04-2008 08:47 AM
Volvo 850
01-31-2008 09:20 PM
Volvo 850
10-29-2007 05:54 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Torque Converter?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.